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New study on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis gives hope of more targeted treatments for patients

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A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Integrated care interventions can reduce hospital activity for patients with chronic diseases, but may not meet national policy targets

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New research has shown that integrated care interventions can be effective in reducing hospital activity, but the evidence base is poor and suggests that transforming services to integrate health and social care may not be enough to meet national policy targets for halting the rise in hospital activity.
Date:
22/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research suggests 'missed opportunities' to prescribe drugs for stroke prevention

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An analysis of the records of UK patients who had experienced a stroke has found that over half of those who should get drugs to prevent strokes were not prescribed them.
Date:
15/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Old Joe goes blue for World Antibiotic Awareness Week

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To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14th-20th November 2016), the University of Birmingham's famous clock tower, 'Old Joe', will be lit blue to celebrate the world-class antibiotic research happening at the Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
Date:
14/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Check-ups for cardiovascular disease should be targeted at a few high risk patients, study finds

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A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham have found that targeting as few as 1 in 12 adults for a heart check-up achieves most of the benefits of mass screening at a fraction of the cost.
Date:
08/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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